I know this is a pointless dream, but I really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really want to see Jackie, as well as Rose, in Day Of The Doctor
important feminist things
Rose: you upset my mum
Elton: great big absorber beast from outer space and you’re upset with me?
Rose: no one upsets my mum.
Doctor Who Quotes: Jackie Tyler
Jackie Tyler, though.
Who do you think she had backing her up for the 19-ish years she was raising Rose on her own? Single mother extraordinaire (not that most single moms aren’t).
I bet you she was just like Rose when she was 19. Fell in love with a dreamer. A mad man who could take on the world. Fell in love hard, and then when it was gone there were no dimension cannons or Emergency Programme Ones to bring him back again. No sun could burn bright enough to give them a goodbye. Not her Pete, anyway.
But she raised a woman who burned bright enough to say goodbye for her.
You hear people calling Rose a ch*v. Calling Rose clingy and annoying. Jackie must have gotten it double that. But she’s a tough woman. She didn’t let it get to her. She had work to do. Worked hard and didn’t take shit from anyone. Hardass beautiful and tough as nails, but always made time for love. Taught her daughter about family. Nobody was gonna mess with her daughter (and in turn, you better remember, “No one upsets my mum.”). Her daughter runs off with an alien over (way over) twice her age, and it may take her a while, but she’s ready to learn what he eats, what he’s like, what they need. Ready to fall asleep at his bedside when he’s sick. This is a woman who grows. Who cares enough to change.
This is a woman who lost her husband. Thought her daughter was dead for a whole year, and then after that was left with no word for months at a time. This is the woman who raised Rose Tyler. Rose was all she had for so, so long and STILL she was prepared to let Rose follow her heart and mind and let her go and never, ever see her again not ONCE but TWICE and again if you think about the End of Time.
I fucking love Jackie Tyler. I think she’s pretty fantastic herself.
You’re a mother, aren’t you? There’s kindness in your eyes.
And sadness. But a ferocity too.
As a concluding note, I personally feel that the lack of any Jackie - Donna interaction may be one of the biggest failings of RTD’s Who
Jackie still got snubbed though a bit at end, didn’t she? There was Journey’s End with everyone flying the TARDIS, and Ten looks at Jackie, and goes “Jackie- you.. No. No. Not you. Don’t touch anything.” or something to that effect.
Oh god yes I HATED that. Like she hadn’t proved herself by crossing two universes and facing down Davros to protect her daughter!
(I have a lot, a LOT, of Jackie Tyler feels…)
“What We Want” - Mickey/Jackie
(It’s difficult to pick just 500 words, I’d like to know your overall motivation, too. :)) -mlein
Now this one I did for a ficathon, and it was when I was at the height of my Mickey/Jackie (as both brotp and otp, and both together and apart) craze. It just fascinates me the way they came together and brought out the best in each other and became friends after a *very* rocky start, and so this was an attempt to get them into a romantic sort of relationship.
And she’d been telling Shireen he made her feel uncomfortable. Right. Great. So she didn’t even appreciate him, after all they’d been through.
They both end up being sort of driven by the gossip going around the estate- people calling Jackie ‘a bit of a slag’ and making Mickey feel protective of her, and Shireen hating Mickey for being ‘a pervert’. Which I think is partly brought on by the age difference between Mickey/Jackie, and partly because Mickey used to date Jackie’s daughter, and partly because the whole estate is still suspicious of him, poor Mickey.
It would be nice to get one thing right in his life. He wasn’t doing very well so far. Maybe he should get up and go back to the flat.
I don’t think Mickey and Jackie are actually in love or anything in this, they’re just turning to each other for comfort, but that’s enough.
“Oh, Rose. Listen…I think there is a way. We might have to mess around with the timeline a bit, though. Your timeline. A few things might get…undone.”
And then the Doctor bollocks something up and erases the past couple of years.
This bit is really confusing and probably kind of stupid. It was meant to sort of say, no matter what sort of life Jackie and Mickey make for themselves, they’re still stuck being part of a bigger thing and the Doctor is going to crash in and destroy their lives over…and over…and over again.
…Hey, this was written before Season Two even happened! Blimey.
"The Doctor fucks everything up" was kind of a big theme for me in those days. And Mickey and Jackie tended to bear the brunt of those fuck-ups in my fanfics. Poor things…
It is cool to bash Jackie Tyler and that makes me so sad